Data Protection (GDPR)
As you may already be aware on the 25th May 2018, the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years will begin - The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016, with an enforcement date of May 2018 - at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. Fuller details can be found on https://www.eugdpr.org/
How this relates to schools
At Moulsham Junior School we take Data Protection very seriously and recognise that pupils, parents, staff and any other parties who share with us their data need to feel confident that their details are safe and will not be compromised whilst held at school.
Consequently, school staff and Governors have now re-produced a number of privacy notices, policies and related documents that will support us all in, a) managing data in a more transparent and compliant manner, and b) giving individuals access to more information about their data, how/where it is stored, what we do with it and when it will be disposed of.
Please feel free to browse the following documents to give you a better understanding of what is now expected of the school, its staff and governors in relation to the new legislation.